Obtaining a Permit

Businesses may be required to apply for and obtain an Permit to Install (PTI) or a Permit to Install and Operate (PTIO) prior to installing a new emissions unit. Businesses may be required to apply for or renew an expired Permit to Operate (PTO) in order to continue operating an existing emissions unit. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency's Environmental Compliance Specialists forward permit recommendations to the Ohio EPA who issues all permits.

More permitting information can be found on the Ohio EPA Permit webpage.

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Information regarding air permits that have been issued in Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, Clinton, and Warren counties is available through a variety of online resources. Notifications of permit applications received by the Agency, which includes the name and location of the business and a description of the application, are published in the online Weekly Review. In addition, a county-by-county listing of air permits issued by Ohio EPA is published in the online Weekly Review. Electronic copies of issued air permits in pdf format are made available by Ohio EPA in a searchable online database.

Ohio EPA also maintains a Facility Permit Application Database that provides online access to permit applications of high public interest and/or significant air emissions impact, usually large manufacturing facilities, chemical processing facilities, or electrical utilities.

If you have questions about an issued permit or permit application, please call 513-946-7777.